Science


Trump Wants To Get Humans To Mars ASAP
- April 25, 2017

Whitson has spent 535 days in space, however, she will continue to set daily records until September, when she is scheduled to return home. "I love working at NASA, but the part that has been the most satisfying on a day-to-day basis, hour-to-hour, minute-to-minute, has been working on board the space station", she said. (more...)
American, Russian cheered as they reach Intl Space Station
- April 25, 2017

A scaled-down, two-man US-Russian crew has arrived at the International Space Station, six hours after blasting off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. "Fyodor told me I should be doing that", he said. Ms Whitson, 57, is on her third long-duration mission, and on Monday would beat the 534-day record for cumulative time spent in space by a USA astronaut. (more...)
Trump administration to issue new Syria sanctions
- April 25, 2017

The United States also fired 59 cruise missiles at a Syrian airfield on April 7 in response to the suspected chemical weapons attack. Washington DC continues to hold Assad responsible for the alleged strike, with Damascus denying launching the attack. (more...)
Astronaut Peggy Whitson Sets New NASA Record For Most Days In Space Astronaut Peggy Whitson Sets New NASA Record For Most Days In Space
- April 25, 2017

Whitson responded, "It's actually a huge honor to break a record like this". Ms Whitson, 57, beat the previous United States record of 534 days, two hours and 48 minutes spent in space. "That's about as fast as I've ever heard, I wouldn't want to fly 17,000 miles an hour but that's what you have to do". By the end of her current stint in space she will have spent 666 days in orbit between three space flights. (more...)
North Korea's leader a failed and North Korea's leader a failed and "paranoid" — Washington's UN
- April 25, 2017

A senior United States administration official said Trump was expected to speak later on Sunday with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Last week, Vice President Pence visited South Korea and Japan, warning that the US response to any use of weapons by North Korea would be "overwhelming and effective". (more...)
Aaron Hernandez's gay prison lover has been identified
- April 25, 2017

Some of those stepping from an endless succession of Mercedes-Benzes, BMWs and black Cadillac SUVs were National Football League twin centers Mike Pouncey of the Miami Dolphins, his brother Maurkice Pouncey of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and free agent linebacker Brandon Spikes , Hernandez's former Patriots teammate. (more...)
Overwatch Will Have Six New Maps Coming This Year Overwatch Will Have Six New Maps Coming This Year
- April 25, 2017

As we come up on a year of release, Jeff Kaplan and the rest of the Overwatch team have their eyes set forward and have given us a small taste of what we can expect in year two of Overwatch . "We'll work as fast as we can!" The most recent addition we saw to both Quickplay and Competitive modes was the Oasis map, featuring the game's first "jump pad". (more...)
Marine Le Pen and Macron Advance to Runoff in French Presidential Election
- April 25, 2017

The euro surged against the U.S. dollar and the yen sank on Monday on relief over Emmanuel Macron's victory against anti-euro nationalist Marine Le Pen in the first round of France's presidential elections. "Macron in the Elysee (palace) is already a revolution, Le Pen won't win now, and neither will she in 2022". Ms Le Pen went on the offensive against Mr Macron in her first public comments on Monday. (more...)
NASA Astronauts: Peggy Whitson Breaks Space Records
- April 25, 2017

Whitson is the first woman to command the International Space Station, and Monday marked her 535th day in space, one day longer than astronaut Jeffrey Williams, who previously held the record. NASA is building the hardware right now to test a new rocket that will carry astronauts farther from Earth than ever before, she said. The call was partly meant to discuss the "importance of encouraging women to pursue careers" in STEM - science, education, technology and math - fields. (more...)
'March for Science' brings out thousands of people around the world
- April 25, 2017

In Europe thousands marched in London, Berlin and other cities in "March for Science" events accompanied by slogans such as " facts not feelings" and "join the resistance". Demonstrators in the US had hand-painted placards and signs lambasting Trump's decisions such as possibility of withdrawing from the Paris Climate Treaty, his promise to to cut $900 million from the Department of Energy's Office of Science or his executive orders deregulating coal waste dumping. (more...)
USA submarine makes S.Korea port call, North remains defiant
- April 25, 2017

A White House readout of the call said Trump criticized North Korea's "continued belligerence" and the leaders "reaffirmed the urgency of the threat". Trump spoke by phone with both the Japanese and Chinese leaders and Chinese state broadcaster CCTV quoted President Xi Jinping as telling Trump that China strongly opposes North Korea's nuclear weapons program and hopes "all parties will exercise restraint and avoid aggravating the situation". (more...)
Two new astronauts arrive at International Space Station Two new astronauts arrive at International Space Station
- April 25, 2017

There was an empty third seat in the capsule as Russian Federation was scaling back space station staffing until its long-delayed science laboratory was flown to the ISS next year. They reached orbit about nine minutes later, a moment illustrated when a stuffed white dog toy hanging from a string in the capsule began to float. Fyodor Nikolayevich Yurchikhin (Russian: Фёдор Николаевич Юрчихин, Greek: Θεόδωρος Γιουρτσίχιν του Νικόλαου; born 3 January 1959), is a Russian cosmonaut of Greek ... (more...)
Google introduces new machine-learning products for Indian languages Google introduces new machine-learning products for Indian languages
- April 25, 2017

The translation won't work for every language pair out there, but if you've ever use Google Translate, you have a good idea of which languages it can handle - and, well, it's a lot of languages. The company is also bringing neural machine translation to Chrome web browser's auto-translate functionality. Additionally, the company's mobile keyboard app Gboard now supports almost two dozen Indian languages, it said. (more...)
NASA astronaut sets a new record for time spent in space
- April 25, 2017

Whitson said it's "a huge honor" to break such a record. A woman is making space history again. During the interview with the president, a large banner behind Fisher and Whitson said: "Congrats Peggy!" "Well, I think as your bill directed, it'll be approximately in the 2030s", she said. (more...)
CM4 Q Card Case arrives for Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+
- April 25, 2017

The Samsung Galaxy S8 will be the first product to feature Bixby and starts shipping on the 21st of April. Samsung Galaxy S8 Pre-sale in South Korea kicked off on April 7. In a statement given to CNBC , Samsung confirmed that Bixby Voice won't be available until later this Spring. The 1-minute ad highlights nearly all the key new features of the Galaxy S8, with the gorgeous Infinity Display being the star. (more...)
Thousands of Californians expected to join March for Science Thousands of Californians expected to join March for Science
- April 25, 2017

And what did the attendees hope to accomplish? "In my opinion empirical science is the key to progress by the culture and civilisation we have developed", marcher Hagen Esterberg told Reuters TV. A 2014 Pew poll showed significant gaps between the views of scientists and the general public. Eighty-seven percent of scientists said climate change was caused by human activity, versus only 50 percent of the public. (more...)
Mnuchin, White House team to meet McConnell, Ryan on tax reform Mnuchin, White House team to meet McConnell, Ryan on tax reform
- April 25, 2017

Mnuchin said at the Monday White House news briefing: "The tax reform will pay for itself". He said Monday that Trump is "very determined" that the USA can achieve sustained economic growth of 3 percent or greater, which would pay for the tax cuts along with "trillions of dollars" brought in from offshore havens. (more...)